WELCOME to the online home of the Muskoka Field Naturalists. We are an enthusiastic group of more than 100 individuals with a keen interest in nature who participate in a wide variety of activities. We hope that you like what you see and will want to join us!

Come out to our monthly meetings and enjoy presentations on fascinating natural history topics. New members and visitors of all ages are always welcome!

Join us on one of our regular outings in the Muskoka area and beyond. Winter finds us on snowshoes searching for tracks in the local woods. In spring and summer we are in pursuit of birds and butterflies. When the leaves change colour we enjoy a fall fungi foray.

Each year MFN members also participate in a number of nature counts and projects. Find one that interests you. No experience necessary.

Want to know what to see and where to go in Muskoka? Check out our Go Wild pages for information on the flora and fauna of Muskoka and insider information on local "hotspots".

Are you more of an armchair naturalist? Want to know what's on our bedside tables? Browse our Good Reads page for great suggestions for your reading list.

Still not sure that MFN is for you? Check out our listings of past meetings and outings to see what you have been missing!

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Meetings are held at the Bracebridge Centre for Active Living on Dominion Street. Plenty of public parking is available in the lot behind the church and the Bracebridge Public Library. Social gathering 7:00 p.m., meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 4 April 2024
Muskoka Conservancy's Latest
. Guest speaker Amanda Porter will be providing an overview of the Conservancy's recent land conservation successes, ongoing land stewardship programs, new community science programs, and ways you can get involved. Amanda is Conservation Coordinator for the Conservancy, working closely with volunteers to monitor the forests, wetlands, rock barrens, and shorelines of 55 protected areas. She coordinates various programs and projects including the Nature Quest series of guided hikes, and invasive species management. During her spare time, Amanda enjoys camping, hiking, annual bird migration trips to Presqu'ile Provincial Park, caring for her houseplants and pet corn snake, Vallie.



Saturday, 11 May 2024
Ontario Field Ornithologists Bird Walk at Bracebridge Lagoons. Aaron Rusak
will be leading a spring birding walk at the Bracebridge Lagoons. Participants must register on the OFO's website www.ofo.ca.

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